I wish I could say we started with grand plans to revolutionize our company culture, but in all honesty, we simply wanted to share funny stuff without sending an email blast. So, we tried creating a blog on Confluence. It didn't happen overnight, but we learned a lot. Read on to hear our story, as well as my 7 tips to encourage a culture of internal blogging at your company.

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Pull requests provide a lightweight way to do peer code reviews and merges as part of a branch-based development workflow. Sure beats having to huddle around a monitor with 3 other developers! Today I'd like to share with you some improvements we've made to pull requests in Bitbucket Server that will help you get to master faster. Pull request reviewer status Professional teams benefit from having an explicit set of reviewers on pull requests, making it clear who is expected to pitch in and review.

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We built JIRA Core because we realized business and back-office teams could benefit from JIRA in the same ways software teams do. JIRA Core extends the workflow functionality and customizability of JIRA to business teams so they can track work, manage projects, and stay on top of everything. JIRA Core lets business teams define their processes, break down and track issues, and organize work. Issues in JIRA Core can represent all kinds of things: a task, a document... even a person. Just about anything you want to track can be an issue. Read on to see more of the many examples!

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  Pop quiz! Name three things you'd rather do than set up approvals in your service desk tool. Get a root canal? Darn socks? Walk barefoot through the snow (uphill both ways)? If your toes are already getting frostbite just from thinking about it, I've got good news: JIRA Service Desk now offers an easy way to set up approvals on tickets. Self-service for the win! Approvals let you designate someone in your organization to give the  before you start work on a ticket. Just add an approval

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Since the launch of JIRA Software, we’ve added some features to make the lives of every software team member easier. But you might not know these features exist! Read on to learn how these four features put more control of JIRA projects into the hands of team leads, scrum masters, and developers. You can start using these features today, and we guarantee they'll make you and your team more efficient.

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We recently conducted a survey to assess and evaluate the latest software development trends amongst our customer base and more than 1,300 people weighed in. While most of our insights are focused on process, one thing stood out to us that we wanted to dig deeper into: 80% of respondents said the average development team in their org had 10 or fewer members. Here are our thoughts on why that's happening, and the advantages small teams enjoy.

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